Weave your own story in the Outer Hebrides where ancient history and spectacular landscapes offer unlimited adventures. From strolling along pristine white sands, to enjoying sea vistas of beautiful turquoise waters or immersing yourself in our unique Hebridean culture, there are lots of stories for you to weave. 

1. Explore Ancient Monuments

The Outer Hebrides are an area of great interest to archaeologists. Neolithic stone structures, medieval churches, stone circles and even mummies have all been found on the archipelago and many archaeological sites are open to the public to explore.   

2. Experience a Coastal Adventure

Our islands are a water sports paradise and you can experience unforgettable adventures weaving your way through our crystal clear waters, peaceful lagoons and stunning beaches. From surfing to kayaking and coasteering to boat trips, the choice is yours. 

3. Wildlife Spotting

We have lots of wildlife spotting opportunities here. You may have to slow your car down (or whatever your mode of transport) as you journey through our islands to let the sheep meander by, let the otter cross the causeway or stop to catch a glimpse of a soaring golden eagle. 

4. Discover Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed – the world’s most luxurious wool fabric, exclusively handwoven in our islands. You can even visit a weaver and watch them produce this wonderful fabric. Now sold worldwide and woven by many weavers in their own homes on the islands, it is the only fabric in the world today that is guarded and protected by its own Act of Parliament and statutory body, the Harris Tweed Authority.

5. Check out a Festival 

There are lots of exciting festivals taking place in the Outer Hebrides including the Hebridean Celtic Music Festival, Eilean Dorcha Festival, Harris Mountain Festival, Faclan – The Hebridean Book Festival, Ceolas and Hebridean International Film Festival.

6.  Cycle or Walk the Hebridean Way

A great way to weave through the islands is by cycling or walking the Hebridean Way, The 185 mile cycling route or the walking route 150 miles (launching later this year) let you experience our stunning landscapes and scenery.

7.  Sample Local Food and Drink

Locals have produced their own foods since the islands were first settled and that tradition remains today.  The traditional crofting way of life on the islands developed a unique range of food items which can be sampled on the Eat Drink Hebrides Trail.

8.  Fly in and land on a beach

Begin your adventure with a unique and memorable experience a beach landing on Traigh Mhor beach in Barra,  The world's only beach airport for scheduled flights.

9. Be inspired by local art 

The Outer Hebrides are home to some of the finest arts and crafts in the world, inspired by the stunning scenery, unique light and rich heritage of the chain of islands. Check out our galleries and craft shops and our roadside sculpture's in Uist.

10.  Island Hop     

Want to experience all our islands?  With 12 islands, 6 causeways, 2 ferrries and 2 bridges you can thread your way through them all.  Start in Vatersay and work your way up to Lewis  (or Lewis to Vatersay).